woooo*wipes sweat off forehead* i just had a nasty tank slapper. i set down a 2nd gear stand up, pretty long one, and the bike went into a nasty tank slapper. got on the gas and it eased up a little, kept slappin and i stayed on the gas and rode out of it. i have no idea how i managed to ride out of it, but i did manage to stay on the gas(which i hear is the correct thing to do). 954's have a very light front end and i will definitely be investing in a steering damper.